Monday, June 29, 2009

Weekend Wrap Up & Blog Award

My Blog Award:
I was doing my normal blog reading this morning and stumbled upon Leeshie's post at The Knitty Gritty. I've been awarded the One Lovely Blog award. Leeshie...thank you for kind complements and for the award.

I would like to pass this award on to my fellow bloggers who provide me inspiration to knit and blog:

Ballatrina's Knitting - Trina is a knitting machine. I enjoy reading about her knitting projects. She is talented. She is an up and coming entrepreneur. She is a great knitting friend and cheerleader.

Amateur Craft Mom - Jasmine's Mom is another knitting machine. She has knitted & crocheted some beautiful garments. She does a great job with matching the yarn, color, and pattern to produce lovely garments.

Shoes & Sewing - Rachel is multi-talented. She is a fellow sewist as well as a knitter. is your sweater coming along? ;)

Weekend Wrap Up:
Yesterday, I was hoping to get in a few hours of knitting. It didn't quite work out that way. I went to visit DH at the garden center to pick up some cilantro and ended up staying for a Daylily lecture presented by our friend Mark. Mark and his father are well known daylily hybridizers. I happened to walk into the middle of the lecture to find out that they named a daylily after me. How cool is that?

While I was there, I ended up helping Jen (Mark's lovely wife & of course, better half) distribute handouts and then package bare root daylilies for distribution for the folks attending the lecture. I'm blessed that I got the chance to spend some time with them.

On the computing front: I headed over to the electronics store to test drive the latest 13.3" MacBook Pro. I'm totally impressed with this neat little package. While I was there, I was also able to help out some customers with questions on the Mac OS and MacBook hardware specs. More Mac converts. I'm still a geek at heart. :)

On the knitting front: I finished the right front section of Cactus (Ophelia). I'm now working on the back piece.

I did manage to capture the correct color of Cactus:

Cactus color

Ophelia and two fronts completed

On the Ravelry front: Ravelry has contacted me twice, wanting to use some of my yarn pictures for their site. I happily obliged.

A nice way to end a beautiful weekend. :)


Rachel said...

Thank you so much for the award. You are so kind. Ophelia is really looking great. I got the yoke done on my sweater and am moving on to the body. I am really amazed at how much I am learning about knitting by just taking on new projects and not giving into fear. I am already planning my next project.

Trina said...

Awww, thanks so much for the award! :)
How exciting to have a daylily named after you!!
Your sweater is coming along well - looks like i'm not the only knitting machine around here :)

Jasmine's Mommy said...

Thank you! I'm so flattered, coming from such a talented person!
You really made my day!!!! :) :) :)